Our Consultants, Memberships, Affiliations & Accreditions

Consulting Alliances

In addition, to the above, Pastoral Care Institute has joined forces with several exclusive consultants to expand our expertise and be able to handle a wide range of global issues.

Our consultants include:


Revelation University


St. Thomas University



Hospital Chaplaincy

Rev. Hector Figueroa

Staff Chaplain Jackson Health Systems

Rev. Hector Figueroa is an active community leader. He has served as a minister for more than 20 years. Since 2007, Rev. Figueroa is a staff Chaplain at Jackson Health Systems. In this capacity, Rev. Figueroa counsels patients, their families, and assists and lectures CPE students enrolled in the CPE program. His experience in the areas of pastoral care, ministry, and as a staff chaplain allows him to assist the Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Jackson Health Systems, and guide other hospital chaplain professionals. Prior to his current position, Rev. Figueroa was a Chaplain Resident at Jackson Health Systems.


Rev. Figueroa functioned as the Associate Pastor for Bethel Assembly of God Church and Senior Pastor at New Life Assembly of God. Rev. Figueroa is a Masters of Divinity Candidate from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. Rev. Figueroa also obtained a Master ofArts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, located in Miami, Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Rev. Figueroa’s professional memberships include: a Clinical member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education; Ordained Minister and Chaplain with the Assemblies of God; and active participant as a member of the Miami Dade County Ministers Association.


His ministry to mission has been to counsel and serve people around him in any way possible by engaging them and establishing professional relationships and encouraging many to reach their outmost in every facet of their lives through psycho-social education and CPE studies. He is interested in empowering people to serve others using their God given potential by exercising their spiritual and technical skills.


Prison Chaplaincy

Rev. Gina Ford

Advocate for Supportive Housing & Kairos Prison Ministry


Rev. Gina Ford is a Client Service Coordinator for Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. She is an ordained Elder at Divine Hope Restoration Ministries, International in Miami Gardens. Elder Ford is an anointed preacher and teacher of the Word of God. She has ministered throughout the United States. Her mission experiences have taken her to Barbados, Trinidad& Tobago, Mexico City, London, Italy and Jerusalem. She oversees the prison ministry at Divine Hope where she has ministered to over 750 women in a span of two years. Elder Ford is active with Kairos Ministry and provides pastoral counseling to incarcerated women. She also serves on the Board of Via De Cristo as a Spiritual Director. Gina Ford has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management, and is working on a Master of Science in Theology. Elder Ford’s favorite scripture is:

Romans 4:20, “He staggered not at the promises of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able to perform.”


Professional Memberships

There are a number of watchdog agencies and interest groups working to ensure that our work adheres to strict industry standards. Our membership guarantees the best possible results for our work. We're proud to be a member of the following organizations:


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. The organization represents the professional interest of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapist throughout the United States, Canada & abroad.


Board of Christians and Professional Counselors (BCPPC)

The BCPPC is affiliated with the nearly 50,000 members American Association of Christian Counselors, and is open to all mental health professionals, pastors, chaplains, paraprofessionals, and lay counseling ministry leaders who identify themselves as Christian Counselors.


Florida Association of Community Corrections (FACC)

Training Florida's Community Corrections Professionals



The U.S. Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions and/or programs. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

Florida Department of Education Commission



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